If you look carefully you will see mud and a bit of sand. Basil can just remember the slabs being laid straight onto sand; which seems a bit cheap, but the slabs were so heavy duty the didn’t need any more support for pedestrians, and in some stretches probably could have stayed for a century. The trouble is that they cracked when driven over by people parking in their drives (or in the front yard that’s replaced the garden).

So the slabs were being replaced by asphalt when I visited; by just taking them up and pouring the asphalt into the hole! I bet that does not last 60 years!

PS. The road name is one of the few in Crawley that was new and referred to an existing feature, in this case Loppets (rabbits) Wood. Hawth Avenue is another.

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